Thank You SGS Recruitment Ambassadors

  • December 22, 2021
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

During the Fall, representatives from the School of Graduate Studies were able to participate in various national (virtual) conferences. The Rutgers delegation, comprised mainly of graduate students, presented research and served as exhibitors and Recruitment Ambassadors. Through their efforts, SGS successfully engaged with hundreds of undergraduates seeking information on graduate and summer research opportunities. We thank our Graduate Recruitment Ambassadors for their dedication and hard work!

SACNAS National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Conference (October 25-29)
SACNAS-RU Chapter Representatives Denise Robles (Biomedical Engineering), Gustavo Rios (Molecular Biosciences), Maricely Ramirez-Hernandez (Chemical/Biochemical Engineering), and Eva Mann (Anthropology) participated in the virtual conference along with SUPER-Grad Fellows Caitlyn Tobita (Chemistry) and Steven Mut (Biomedical Engineering) and SGS graduate assistants Keith Perkins (Psychology) and Amanda Sie (Sociology).  

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) (November 10-13)
SUPER-Grad and IMSD-affiliated PhD students Alvin Crespo from the Ecology and Evolution program and Zakiyah Henry from the Toxicology served as Recruitment Ambassadors along with SGS team members Dawn Ogali-Frederic (Higher Education), Keith Perkins, and Amanda Sie. 

GEM GRAD (Getting Ready for Advanced Degrees) Lab (October 9)
GEM Fellows Robert Green-Warren (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering), Maricely Ramirez-Hernandez (Chemical & Biochemical Engineering), Noemie Denis (Materials Science & Engineering), and Catherine Rojas (Toxicology) served as Recruitment Ambassadors. Noemie was also a panelist in “Voices from the Field”.

Garden State LSAMP Graduate School Admissions Fair (October 15)
Zakiyah Henry (Toxicology) and Kirsten Allen (Plant Biology) served as panelists to answer undergraduates’ questions about graduate school. 

McNair Graduate Fair (July 27)  
Recruitment Ambassadors included 10 current graduate students who were themselves undergraduate McNair Scholars: Mark Dresel (Chemistry), Anthony Landers (Sociology), Christophe Saint Jean (Political Science), Jennifer Bilchez (WGSS), Yazmin Gomez (History), Kiamsha Bynes (History), Michael Strawbridge (Political Science), Alicia Mendez (Social Work), Robert Green Warren (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), Ayeshia Morris (Toxicology), Mariah Lutchman (Psychology), and Kirsten Allen (Plant Biology). 

We welcome all graduate students to serve as Recruitment Ambassador for future events. For more info on how you can be part of our team, contact Associate Dean Evelyn Erenrich (